Tsunami Warning Issued As Powerful Quake Hits Japan
Tokyo. A tsunami warning was issued for eastern Japan after a powerful quake hit the country with an epicenter close to the nuclear plant crippled by a huge tsunami a month ago.
The US geological survey said the 7.1 magnitude onshore quake hit with a depth of just 10 kilometres (six miles), its epicenter 86 km south-southeast of Fukushima city.
Japan’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning saying a one-metre (three feet) wave could hit Ibaraki prefecture, the area worst hit by last month’s massive tsunami.
A wave half a meter high was expected in Fukushima prefecture.
Narita airport temporarily closed a runway following the quake for safety checks.